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Derrick Jensen: Self-Evident Truths

By Derrick Jensen, for Orion Magazine There isn’t a chance in hell that something like the original Wilderness Act could be passed today. Environmentalists today are too much on the defensive. Sure, there have been green platforms and policy papers, but nothing I’ve read matches the urgency of this moment. So I decided to draft … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: Self-Evident Truths

Max Wilbert: What Would A Real Transition To A Sustainable Society Look Like?

By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Climate scientists are clear that modern human societies are changing the atmosphere of the planet, mainly by clearing forests, grasslands, wetlands, and other natural ecosystems for the purposes of development and logging and by burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas. These activities are releasing … Continue reading Max Wilbert: What Would A Real Transition To A Sustainable Society Look Like?

Carl Nussbaum: Notes on Resistance

By Carl Nussbaum / Deep Green Resistance Orlando We are in the middle of the largest mass extinction in 65 million years—an extinction that many scientists have argued is the fault of human activity over the last 10,000 years. Around 200 species go extinct each day. 90% of the world’s large fish populations have been decimated … Continue reading Carl Nussbaum: Notes on Resistance

Book Review: The Blood of the Earth

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance The latest work by John Michael Greer, The Blood of the Earth, synthesizes his thinking on two seemingly disparate subjects: magic, and peak oil. At this point, some cynical readers may suspect that the book is an effort at showing how magic can be used to produce oil … Continue reading Book Review: The Blood of the Earth

Book Review: Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Lester Brown’s exhaustively researched book, Plan B 4.0 – Mobilizing to Save Civilization, is a bold and impressive effort to chart a course to ecological sustainability, one of very few books that attempts this worthwhile goal. Brown lists 4 steps that Plan B 4.0 focuses on to achieve … Continue reading Book Review: Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

An Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists

This open letter was written by a member of Deep Green Resistance Colorado, and was influenced and informed by Deep Green Resistance and the work of Paul Kingsnorth, Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, Aric McBay, and Jack Forbes, among many other sources and experiences. Download a PDF version The earth isn’t dying; it is being killed. And … Continue reading An Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists

You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel- What Occupy Can Learn from the Populists

Introspection, retrospection, and learning from past movements like the Populists of the late 19th century could propel the Occupy Movement to new heights. Some strategic framework based on the lessons of history could open a world of possibilities, but the movement must first begin to challenge some of the patterns and assumptions that have defined … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel- What Occupy Can Learn from the Populists

Derrick Jensen: Loaded Words

By Derrick Jensen RECENTLY, I’VE BEEN THINKING about something I wrote fourteen years ago, which has become one of my most quoted passages: “Every morning when I wake up I ask myself whether I should write, or blow up a dam.” Despite having faith in my work as a writer, I knew that it wasn’t … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: Loaded Words

Occupy the Machine – Stop the 1% Has Begun

Our Bodies Will Be Our Demand Photo Credit: Not a DGR Action. Earth First and Rising Tide blockaded a gas-fired power plant construction site in Palm Beach County, Florida in 2008. Occupy the Machine is an ad hoc umbrella group using serious, sustained direct action campaigns to shut down major targets that destroy the land … Continue reading Occupy the Machine – Stop the 1% Has Begun

Occupy Seattle: Open Letter Regarding Non-violence vs. Diversity of Tactics Debate

Diversifying tactics does not mean that our movements have to polarize around the “violent/nonviolent” debate. This letter from a member of Decolonize/Occupy Seattle frames the debate well. It might give you some ideas for clarifying this debate at your local General Assembly. Open Letter to Decolonize / Occupy Seattle Originally published at Occupy Seattle I … Continue reading Occupy Seattle: Open Letter Regarding Non-violence vs. Diversity of Tactics Debate